SOURCE: Wellstar International, Inc.

Wellstar International, Inc.

March 02, 2009 16:25 ET

Wellstar/TMI to Utilize Medical Advisory Board Members in the Marketing of Imaging Systems

HOLLAND, OH--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Wellstar International, Inc. (OTCBB: WLSI), a provider of specialized diagnostic software and equipment, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Trillenium Medical Imaging (TMI), will utilize Wellstar Medical Advisory Board Members Dr. Courtney Lyder and Edna Atwater to assist with the roll-out of its thermal imaging systems to long-term care (LTC) facilities nationwide.

Dr. Courtney Lyder's background in wound care, hospital operations and nurse care management will play a major role in expanding the Company's client base among the LTC facilities. Lyder's key interest involves identifying early indicators of tissue damage that could help identify pressure ulcers, more commonly known as bedsores, before they become a serious problem. As a result of Lyder's expertise, he was elected to chair a federal advisory panel that revised the nursing home industry's standards of care and strengthened penalties for violating them. He is in great demand as a consultant, both within the nursing home industry and in training state regulators charged with enforcing the regulations.

As an international expert on wound care, Dr. Lyder has delivered more than 500 lectures on this discipline in the United States and internationally. He serves on seven journal editorial boards and reviews manuscripts for 15 medical and nursing journals and has published more than 165 books, book chapters, articles and abstracts. In the past 17 years, Lyder has received as a principal investigator or co-investigator nearly $12 million in research and training grants related to the healthcare needs of older adults.

Dr. Lyder is a senior consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he has influenced development of regulations and policies related to care of elders. In 2007, he was awarded the Thomas Stewart Founder's Award by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. This award was created to honor an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, especially in the areas of public policy. Dr. Lyder is also professor and dean of the UCLA School of Nursing.

Between 1994 and 2003, Lyder served on the faculty at Yale University in the School of Nursing, where he directed a number of programs specializing in adult, family, women's and elder care. In 2003, he joined the University of Virginia as an endowed professor of nursing and a professor of internal medicine and geriatrics. He led the University of Virginia's School of Nursing's acute and specialty care department, where he oversaw curriculum for 25 full-time and 22 part-time faculty members. He also designed and directed the school's geriatric nurse practitioner program. In 2006, Lyder was appointed director for diversity initiatives for University of Virginia's School of Nursing and medical center.

Edna Edwards Atwater has been a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina since 1975. Since 1998, Atwater has held several key positions at Duke University Medical Center, including administrator and Director for the Wound Management Institute. She has also served as President of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, Chairperson of the Surgical Core Curriculum, Dermatology Nurses' Association, on the Health Policy Committee, National Federation of Specialty Nursing Organization, and Dermatology Nurses' Association Representative to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

Wellstar's CEO, John Antonio, stated, "I look forward to working with Courtney and Edna in the coming months. Their leadership and experience will certainly provide the Company with an advantage as we start the roll-out of our thermal imaging systems to the LTC facilities. Our country has over 16,000 LTC facilities that are in need to prevent liabilities that are due to the staff's inability to detect pressure ulcers early; our imaging system will play a critical role in minimizing these liabilities."


Wellstar International, Inc., through its wholly owned operating subsidiary Trillenium Medical Imaging, Inc. (TMI), is poised to become a leading diagnostic company in the health care industry. TMI has developed and is marketing fully calibrated and functional, thermal imaging systems that utilize state-of-the-art infrared technologies and proprietary software to accurately and cost-effectively measure physiological changes in the human body. More information on the Company and its unique diagnostic software and product line is available on Wellstar's corporate Website by visiting:


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